No pictures today–we went to Blizzard Beach, which is a waterpark, which is wet, which means no camera! Blizzard Beach is on the Disney property in Orlando, so we took a cab to get all the way there (it’s pretty far from the hotel). Taking cabs sucks, since they charge $2.25 / mile in Orlando.
The park itself is lil’ weird. I mean, who goes to Orlando on Spring break, looking for sun, to BLIZZARD beach!!! Disney decked out their waterpark in this ski/snow theme, which definitely feels out of place on a sunny day. On the upside, since everything’s white, the surfaces are cool to the touch.
You can read all about the slides on the guide pages. I went on all of them, except the famous 60-mph-one, in part because the lines were long, but really because I’m scared to fall hundreds of feet off a mountain. My favorite, though, was either this ride on a blue whitewater raft with up to five passengers down a big tube on the mountain, or the slow ride in inner tubes around the perimeter. While it was sunny in the afternoon, it felt nice to sit and relax in a gentle current:
Runoff Rapids – Climb aboard an inner tube and rush down this 600-foot course through twisting and turning flumes, passing through corrugated steel pipes and falling into total darkness at the end.
Teamboat Springs – This 1200 foot whitewater raft ride, the world’s longest, takes six passengers down a series of twisting and cascading waterfalls.
The sun didn’t last all day, though. Around 3 PM it became partly cloudy. We asked a lifegaurd if Blizzard Beach had either Sauna or Hot-tub, but it didn’t. She recommended the infant pool as being warmer than the rest because of its shallow waters, so we ran over there and watched babies play in the water for a while.
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